Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora niveistrigella

Coleophora niveistrigella Wocke, 1876

Coleophora niveistrigella cases

from Toll (1962a)


Tubular silken case of c. 1.5 cm length, abundantly covered with sand grains, rear end strongly drawn out, mouth angle 45-55°. The larva hibernates in the soil. During hibernation the narrowed rear end of the case is shed, resulting in an totally different spring case. Cases at the underside of the leaves (I & A Šulcs, 1989a).

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Gypsophila fastigiata, repens.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Latvia to the Pyrenees and Alps, and from France to Slovakia; also South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Coleophora muehligella Wocke, 1876.


Adamczewski (1947a), Baldizzone (1979a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Beiger (1955a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1996a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Schmid (2019a), Schütze (1931a), Suire (1961a), I & A Šulcs (1989a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

Last modified 19.i.2023